Morris L. Chestnut is very recognizable because he has been appearing in films since 1991 when he appeared as Ricky Baker in Boyz n the Hood. After doing various TV movies, Chestnut career steadily rose with co-starring roles in standard studio films such as Under Siege 2 and G.I. Jane. His major break into the main stream was with his role as a professional football player on the eve of his wedding in The Best Man. For his performance Chestnut earned an NAACP Image Award nomination. Most recently, Chestnut revived his previous role with the follow up film The Best Man Holiday, which once again received great acclaim and numbers in the box office. Born and raised in California, Morris Chestnut claims that the Philadelphia Eagles are among his favorite sports teams. And ladies, you may not have to wait to long to see him on the big screen, because rumors are swirling about another Best Man film maybe in the works.
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With anticipation rising for the new film "Mandela: The Walk to Freedom," starring Idris Elba, a new extended trailer was released on Thursday, Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday. According to EURWeb, Part of the film was screened by the Weinstein Co. for the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday as part of celebrations of Nelson Mandela International Day. Some notable people in attendance included former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and singer and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte." Mandela: The Walk to Freedom" is set to be released on November 29.